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Skeptics claim superhuman toddler video where boy saves twin brother is FAKE - what do you think?

Mirror logo Mirror 5/01/2017 Kara O'Neill
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Sceptics are claiming a video of a 'superhuman' toddler lifting a chest of drawers off his trapped twin brother is a fake.

Claims that the father of the two boys works for the same baby monitor company as the camera installed in the room have led some viewers to believe the footage was 'set up'.

The video, which is difficult to watch, shows the two-year-old boys trapped under the piece of furniture before one manages to free himself.

He then sets about working out how to move the dresser off the top of his twin, who has been completely pinned to the floor.

Amazingly, the little boy somehow manages to push the entire weight of the drawers off his sibling, allowing him to wriggle free.

Speaking to CNN, the boys' parents, Ricky and Kayli Shoff, said: "We couldn't believe it."

Ricky, from Utah, said that neither he or his wife heard any noise, or any crying or screaming coming from the room.

Kayli only noticed the accident after checking the baby cam on her mobile phone.

Ricky told CNN : "He's a strong kid."

The couple later posted the video on Facebook, alongside the caption: "I've been a little hesitant to post this.

"But I feel it's not only to bring awareness, but it is also incredible. We are so grateful for the bond that these twin brothers share.

"We know Bowdy was not alone in moving the dresser off Brock. And [we] feel blessed that he is OK.

"Please make sure all your dressers are bolted and secured to the wall."

© Facebook/Ricky Shoff But viewers are now sceptical about the footage, with some believing the entire incident was a set up.

James East Hills wrote on Facebook: "Can I ask why all the drawers were empty and the camera positioned to the dresser and not the cot?"

Abe Krieger added: "HOAX! Come on people, nothing in the drawers. Dad works for the cam company!

"Cam facing wrong direction. No one comes right away! FRAUD. 15 minutes of fame."

Katie Woll said: "Obviously fake. Your kids should be taken away for using them as a publicity stunt."

But other viewers were more sympathetic.

Patty Lederman wrote: "I think some of you people are being cruel, that twin saved his brother's life. Simple, cut and dried."

Brandi Wertz added: "Many idiotic comments. One - the camera placement is obviously an attempt to capture the entire room. This does not look remotely set up.

"If you half wits watched the entire video- then placement of the dresser on the boy likely made it very hard for him to breathe let alone 'cry loudly'.

"This is the reason so many children have died due to unsecured furniture. Until he managed to move around I don't think his brother even realized he was trapped because there is a very clear and sudden change in demeanor where he looks confused and then starts trying to help."

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